A woman shot and killed by police during the storming of the US Capitol by a pro-Trump mob has been named as a 14-year veteran of the US air force and of four foreign military tours, including to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Ashli Babbitt, 35, had travelled to Washington DC from San Diego, her husband told the local news station KUSI, adding that she was a passionate Trump supporter.
Three other people died from â€œmedical emergenciesâ€ during Wednesdayâ€™s siege of the Capitol, according to the Washington DC police chief, Robert Contee.
Contee has confirmed to reporters a woman was shot by Capitol police â€“ a federal law enforcement agency responsible for protecting the US Congress â€“ but has not released further details.
Less than a day before she joined the Trump loyalist protest, Babbitt, an avowed and public Trump supporter as well as a subscriber to a number of alt-right conspiracy theories, had vowed the insurrectionist movement could never be halted. â€œNothing will stop usâ€¦ â€¦ they can try and try and try but the storm is here and it is descending upon DC in less than 24 hoursâ€¦ â€¦ dark to light!â€ she wrote on Twitter.
Babbitt, 35, was reportedly shot as she and other rioters tried to break through a barricaded door in the building where Capitol police officers were armed on the other side.
Read more of Ben Dohertyâ€™s report here: Woman shot and killed in storming of US Capitol named as Ashli Babbitt
Donald Trumpâ€™s brief suspension from Twitter has come to an end, after the outgoing president deleted three tweets the social network says violated its â€œcivic integrity policyâ€.
Trump did not immediately return to the social network as his ban was lifted, at 7am Washington time. Just a few hours earlier, his deputy chief of staff, Dan Scavino, had shared on his behalf a short statement committing to an â€œorderly transitionâ€ of power â€“ albeit maintaining that he â€œtotally disagrees with the outcome of the electionâ€.
On Facebook, Trumpâ€™s suspension for the same posts will last a full 24 hours, the social network said.
The 12-hour suspension, the first the president has faced in his four-year term of office, was derided by many as not being severe enough for the harm inflicted by the tweets, which appeared to support and encourage the far-right mob that stormed the US Capitol building.
â€œFacebook, Twitter and YouTube must terminate Donald Trumpâ€™s social media accounts,â€ said Eric Naing, media relations officer for American civil liberties group Muslim Advocates. â€œAfter todayâ€™s mob violence inside the US Capitol, it is clear that the presidentâ€™s social media accounts are the worldâ€™s most prominent organizing tool for violent white nationalists. For years, social media companies have done little or nothing at all while President Trump used their platforms to foment violence, spread hate and put peopleâ€™s lives in danger â€“ all in clear violation of the companiesâ€™ policies.â€
â€œWeak warning labels or a policy of selectively deleting certain posts after the damage has been done will do little to stem the fire hose of hate, violence, conspiracy theories and white nationalism that comes from the presidentâ€™s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts. What we saw today was not the beginning of this violence and it will not be the end. The only way to protect the public is to permanently terminate Donald Trumpâ€™s social media accounts.â€
Read more of Alex Hernâ€™s report here: Donald Trump Twitter ban comes to end amid calls for tougher action